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Spicy EggFinally I have found a hobby that is becoming bigger addiction than blogging or cooking. I have been knitting a lot these days(Check what I am upto at my art blog). I am enjoying it thoroughly, so I am spending very little time in kitchen.

For both of us, eggs fit in any meal of the day. I get bored of eating same dish very soon, so I experiment with it. I usually make dal/gravy and some spicy egg side dish and our dinner gets ready in no time. I prepared this a couple of days ago and we loved it.

3 boiled eggs
1/2 cup onion
8-10 curry leaves
1 tea spn chili powder
1/8 tea spn  shahjeera
1/2 tea spn ginger-garlic paste
3 cloves
1″ cinnamon
1/4 tea spn coriander seeds

Heat oil and fry 3-4 curry leaves, shahjeera, ginger-garlic paste, cloves, cinnamon, coriander seeds, onion till onions turn slightly brownish. Add salt and chili powder. Fry for a min and grind to a smooth paste(do not add water).
Peel the eggs. Put 3 deep cuts into each egg, take care not to break the egg. Stuff the paste into the slits.
Heat oil in a pan and slide the eggs into it. Add any remaining paste and curry leaves. Close the lid and keep it on a medium heat. After few minutes, open the lid and slightly stir the eggs, cover the lid again. Fry for another few minutes. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 20mins

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  • Arun Shanbhag June 12, 2008, 9:43 pm

    I am allergic to eggs and cannot eat it – but I have to tell you, those masala eggs look delicious!

    what you knitting?

    Shilpa: Check out http://www.artcampus.aayisrecipes.com. Well…you can try the same recipe with potatoes :D.

  • JanScholl June 12, 2008, 9:46 pm

    This looks so good! Here in Michigan it is hard to find curry leaves. I have curry powder-could I use other leaves and toss with curry powder? If so, what sort of leaves would I look for that would hold up to the heat process? Would spinach or other fresh greens work?

    I love your recipes!

    Shilpa: Yes, you can add a little curry leaf powder and use fresh coriander(cilantro) leaves as garnish. I don’t think any other greens will be suitable.
    Btw…here also we get curry leaves rarely. So last time, I bought a big batch and sun dried them. Then stored in air tight bags. I use them when fresh leaves are not available. Do give it a try.

  • Lisette June 12, 2008, 11:57 pm

    That looks so delicious… I love eggs too.

  • zobars June 13, 2008, 1:25 am

    Just looking at the photo is making me hungry and I just ate. I have to make it tomorrow.

  • Nupur June 13, 2008, 4:52 am

    Three cheers for knitting :)
    That is a wonderful dish- looks very tasty. I have some curry leaves growing in a pot and will be making this soon.

  • Purnima June 13, 2008, 4:53 am

    Shilpa…this truly looks good!!! I too made egg masala frm a filed recipe last week ! Isn’t egg versatile n goes with anything spicy!

  • Raaga June 13, 2008, 5:28 am

    I’m always looking for new recipes with eggs… and this looks so beautiful

  • Raaga June 13, 2008, 5:29 am

    And the knitting fever seems to have caught on :-)

    Shilpa: Haha. Yes Raaga. Its been 2-3months now and day by day it is increasing. And definitely, my eyes are suffering the most.

  • Asha June 13, 2008, 6:18 am

    Beautiful photo Shilpa, like soldiers!:))

    Looks yummy. Darn Tomatoes are infected now, hard to make gravies unless I use the canned ones, which are not bad. Atleast this recipe doesn’t need it!:))

  • Happy Cook June 13, 2008, 8:18 am

    Wow those eggs looks super delicious.
    Just need roties to eat them. yummm

  • Swati: Sugarcraft India June 13, 2008, 8:45 am

    I will take a look at your new hobby too..Spicy eggs look cool!!

  • sunita June 13, 2008, 10:49 am

    Shiklpa, those eggs look spicy alright…nice recipe :-)

  • sunita June 13, 2008, 10:49 am

    Shilpa, those eggs look spicy alright…nice recipe :-)

  • Kalai June 13, 2008, 12:28 pm

    Looks delicious! :)

  • sowmya venkatesh June 13, 2008, 12:46 pm

    Hi Shilpa…
    checked out your knitting its really nice….
    i wanted to ask you…
    are there any alternate names for shahjeera???
    how to differentiate between regular jeera and shahjeera???

    Shilpa: Shahjeera is black in color and slightly thinner. I will post a picture in glossary(which will appear as a link in the above post) soon. It has a unique and strong taste to it.

  • gowri June 13, 2008, 12:50 pm

    Very simple and looks so delicious. Thanks for posting. And nice knitting job too…

  • Maya June 13, 2008, 6:31 pm

    The eggs really looks nice coated in that spicy masala..

  • prasad prabhu June 14, 2008, 2:17 am

    Hello Shilpa

    This is really good i tried and did some variation to make it more spicy and it turned out to be excellent.

  • foodiefriend June 14, 2008, 11:40 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    I can’t stop my hunger now! The recipe looks yummy and I’m surely gonna try this out next week…..
    Happy blogging!

  • Sig June 14, 2008, 1:41 pm

    That is the second egg recipe I am drooling at today… I make a very similar version too… This is one of my favorite spicy egg preparations… Cute presentation too :)

  • Aartee June 14, 2008, 2:21 pm

    Wow.. never thought that an egg dish can be so appealing to the eye! nice work…and great dishes too….

  • Swati Raman June 14, 2008, 3:22 pm

    u know what shilpa i love eggs in any form.. your version looks so good… a must try…

  • Sree June 15, 2008, 11:50 am
  • Sree June 15, 2008, 11:51 am

    Oops, clicked on the submit before typing!
    Those look DELICIOUS Shilpa! Cant wait to make them:)

  • padmini bhatkal June 16, 2008, 1:10 am

    Dear Shilpa,

    I have just tried your spicy egg curry recipe this Sunday morning and everyone loved it. Is it possible to make a little gravy with it to go with chapatis? Also as its monsoon time I would love to have some rainy day snacks/dishes.

  • sandeepa June 16, 2008, 11:08 pm

    These eggs look delicious, on my list for sure

  • Jyothi shankar June 16, 2008, 11:50 pm

    simple but looks tasty recipe!!!
    sure i will try it…
    hope u have good day!!1

  • Neo June 17, 2008, 4:19 pm

    Looks to be yummy….will try it out

  • Laavanya June 21, 2008, 10:27 am

    Shilpa, this looks great. I just gave it a try and had a quick taste and it’s yummy. Thanks for a simple and great recipe.

  • Archana June 24, 2008, 12:00 pm

    So perfect, I love this egg, will have to make it for myself one day, as I am the only one at home who loves boiled eggs. BTW, I am hosting a ONE DISH MEAL EVENT, i would love for you to participate. The details for the event at in my site. Thanks

  • jay June 26, 2008, 2:10 pm

    Shilpa I tried this dish today and it is yummy.I just tried this on one egg. removed yolk of an egg and mixed the pieces with the spice mixture and stuffed the egg. quite a different taste. Thanks for ur yummy recipe.

  • SUREKH July 2, 2008, 5:08 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    This is the first time I came across your website. Its amazing. All the recipes look so easy and I’m sure I’m going to try atleast few of them to start with.

    Thanks & regards,


  • rashmi July 13, 2008, 3:12 am

    I Tried this one yesterday .It was very good.I also added a dash of lime to it .Thanks again.

  • radhika August 8, 2008, 5:30 am

    mouthwatering recipie. and easy toprepare too .thank you aayi

  • Soumya November 19, 2008, 4:21 am

    hey i was in search of this receipe for a long time… ate it at a lot of weddings, will cuk n let u know

  • Sujatha December 7, 2008, 10:35 pm

    Hi Shilpa, I tried this recipe today and it was wonderful! We had a great dinner.. Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe :)

  • Coolkap December 27, 2008, 11:03 am

    Hey i made this dish yesterday… n my hubby dear n frds loved it a lot.. in fact two of them asked me for the recipe thanks for posting…

    do keep posting yummy recipes..

    Thanx again :-)

  • dr shivani September 10, 2009, 9:33 am

    lovely recipe shilpa
    am going to try it tonight

  • dr shivani September 11, 2009, 11:36 am

    tried it yest and was it a hit?????
    yes you bet it was thx shilpa

  • Soumya November 7, 2009, 2:04 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    I tried and it was yum. Thanks for the recipe. One question – how did you get this rich red color without tomatoes. Must be your chilli powder?

    • Shilpa November 7, 2009, 4:58 pm

      Yes, I use either Kashmiri chilli powder available in Indian stores here or Byadagi chilli powder which I bring from India. They give a beautiful color.

  • Vaishali.Sabnis June 15, 2010, 5:31 am

    It is very delicious dish which can be served to guests on special occasion.It is very easy to prepare.

  • Richa June 18, 2010, 6:16 am

    the only thing im confused about is if im supposed to shallow fry these eggs or literally fry them….

  • Poorvi February 19, 2011, 1:40 am

    I tried this recepies and its truely yummy. My hubby and parents also loved it. Thanks for sharing..

  • Rudolph April 13, 2011, 12:36 am

    Is using cumin seed instead of shahjeera ok?

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